Video Course: Breathing Pattern Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain

Leon Chaitow

This presentation describes and explains the presenting features and symptoms (pain, fatigue, and anxiety) of unbalanced respiration (breathing pattern disorder), as well as rehabilitation strategies. Research shows this widespread habit (mainly affecting females) negatively affects disturbed autonomic balance, musculoskeletal and circulatory function, pain thresholds, and motor control and core stability, as well as balance. Safe rehabilitation methods are described and discussed. Every massage therapist should be able to recognize and advise on this widespread problem, which requires a combination of breathing re-education and manual treatment to achieve rehabilitation.

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Leon Chaitow
A practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over 40 years clinical experience, Dr. Chaitow was editor-in-chief, of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He regularly lectured in the United States, as well as Europe, where he instructed physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists. He was a senior lecturer at London's University of Westminster on courses in therapeutic bodywork and naturopathy. In 1993, he became the first naturopath/osteopath to be appointed as consultant to a UK government-funded conventional medical practice. He helped organize the First International Fascia Research Congress in 2007 at the Harvard Medical School. A prolific author, Dr. Chaitow wrote over 60 books on natural health and alternative medicine. Learn more at
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